Jessica McGwin, right, of Walkerton, Ind., has questions for Work One representatives Roger Bonilla, left, and Dwight Daniel at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans and military personnel Thursday at Portage American Legion Post 260.
Robert Bacon of Hobart, left, chats with Merrill Lynch representative Michael H. Gordon at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans and military personnel Thursday at Portage American Legion Post 260.
Mike Wooden, commander for the Indiana American Legion 1st District, prepares more spaghetti Monday during a free dinner for veterans at Post 80 in Whiting.
Lansing resident and Navy veteran John Krull, left, on Monday waits for his free spaghetti dinner served by Harry Triplett, sergeant at arms for American Legion Post 80 in Whiting. Post Cmdr. Bill Palmer said he hoped to serve free dinners to more than 100 veterans.
Hammond resident and Navy veteran John Matura and wife Ann enjoy a spaghetti dinner Monday at American Legion Post 80 in Whiting. The post has been serving free spaghetti dinners on Veterans Day for 12 years now.
Whiting resident and Army veteran Dalton Castle, of American Legion Post 80, enjoys conversation with friends Monday during a spaghetti dinner for veterans in Whiting.
James Koutz, the National Commander for the American Legion shakes hands with (l-r) Robert Jakubielski and legion Auxiliary members Mary ann Jakubielski and Joann Kush at the East Chicago American Legion Post 369 on Thursday morning.
James Koutz, the National Commander for the American Legion, steps off the Indiana Touring bus at the East Chicago American Legion Post 396 on Thursday morning. He was just elected in August and is toruing the Nation, making stops along the way to introduce himself and meet those involved in…
Pam Roseberry, of the Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, hands a goody bag to veteran Verlin Strebin II of the Indiana Veterans Home. Post 94 hosted the residents Wednesday and fed them lunch along with providing them prizes and bags filled with donated clothes and toiletries.
The Valparaiso American Legion Post 94 filled bags with clothes and toiletries along with other items Wednesday before passing them out to residents of the Indiana Veterans Home.
Residents of the Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette eat lunch provided by the Valparaiso American Legion Post 94 on Wednesday. Post 94 provided food, prizes, and goody bags filled with clothes and toiletries to the residents who made the trip up from Lafayette.
Pat Zoch, of the Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, distributes American flag and eagle cookies to Indiana Veterans Home resident Meredith McGill during a lunch Wednesday at the post.
Veteran Floyd Snowden of the Indiana Veterans Home checks a goody bag he received from the Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, Wednesday. The post hosted about 20 of the residents from Lafayette and fed them lunch.
Indiana Veterans Home resident Joe Schepp claps for Valparaiso American Legion Post 94 members Wednesday who hosted the residents from Lafayette for lunch.
Sharon Wyatt, center, of the Valparaiso American Legion Post 94, passes out pull-tab tickets Wednesday for Joe Schepp, left, Joe Robison, right center, and Meredith McGill, all of the Lafayette Indiana Veterans Home. Post 94 hosted about 30 residents of the home for lunch and games.
Indiana Veterans Home resident Meredith McGill eats lunch provided by the Valparaiso American Legion Post 94 on Wednesday. About 20 residents from the Lafayette home were treated to lunch and games where winners received money donated to them from Post 94.
Valparaiso American Legion Post 94 member Jim Gourley, right, talks with Indiana Veterans Home resident Arthur Newell during lunch the post hosted Wednesday for about 20 of the residents from Lafayette.
Jack Chestnut, 72, sits at the bar Friday night at American Legion Post 66 in Griffith. Like many retirees, he's worried about the future of entitlement programs given the rancor that preceded the recent debt ceiling deal. "If they cut Social Security, there will be a civil war," Chestnut said.
Retiree Marlin Crane, 67, is upset that Congress might even consider cutting benefits to veterans. "If every veteran joined together, we could control the government," the Griffith resident said.
Cheryl and Jerry Gettig, of Griffith, sit at the bar Friday in American Legion Post 66. They are both retired living on Jerry's pension. Cheryl was a stay-at-home mom, and raised seven children.
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